Official figures show Britain now has more than 3m ‘boomerangers’, and it’s getting worse
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Friday 21 January 2011
Tessa Hadley is an understated writer whose concentration on the details of everyday life belies a breathtaking acuity and articulateness. Her previous three novels and collection of stories were met with praise for her brush-strokes, if not always the bigger picture. In The London Train, she once again visualises the monochrome mundanity of ordinary existence in glorious Technicolor.
Monday 17 January 2011
It was billed as the unofficial championship of Europe – Austria v England in 1952 – and the score was 2-2 with seven minutes left when the away team's centre-forward, Nat Lofthouse, picked up the ball on the halfway line. As he dribbled goalwards he was tackled from behind, elbowed in the face and brought down by the goalkeeper, but nothing stopped him slamming the ball into the net to seal a memorable triumph.
Saturday 15 January 2011
The ordeal faced by the grandmother of the Independent columnist Johann Hari as she was shunted between residential homes over 10 years was condemned as appalling last night by the Care Services minister.
Friday 14 January 2011
Even in the good years, when public money was plentiful, care for the elderly was a Cinderella service: under-funded, under-regulated and under-loved. Now in times of austerity things are about to get much worse.
Tuesday 21 December 2010
Thursday 09 December 2010
Great train robber Ronnie Biggs has complained that up to £100 cash has gone missing from his nursing home room.
Friday 19 November 2010
Literature brims with stories of vengeance which invariably unravel to a tragic end. Taslima Nasrin revisits the overwhelming emotions of self-righteous rage that lead wife to right wrongs against husband, but the outcome is not the cataclysmic one we may have come to expect.
Wednesday 20 October 2010
A 96-year-old woman who was in a critical condition after a blaze at a care home has died, police said today.
Wednesday 20 October 2010
A mother who gave her brain-damaged son a lethal heroin injection to end his "living hell" challenges her conviction today.
Sunday 19 September 2010
Friday 17 September 2010
This is a novella written as a single sentence, the internal monologue of a German woman walking through occupied Rome in 1943 – in which nothing actually happens. Potentially a tough read? No: in the hands of German writer FC Delius (and his superb translator, Jamie Bulloch), this portrait of Delius's young, pregnant mother is an eloquent, elegant stroll. As she walks, she thinks and observes Rome; her thoughts units of ideas. Delius is at one with her, in her head, in her belly: he is the unborn baby.
Wednesday 08 September 2010
A woman believed to be the oldest person in the UK has died at the age of 111.
Monday 23 August 2010
Insolvencies among businesses reliant on the public sector have shot up by 47 per cent this year despite a fall in corporate bankruptcies over the same period.
Friday 20 August 2010
Wednesday 18 August 2010
I should think when the British Legion appears at the International Court in The Hague, they'll claim they had no idea the £4.6m "gift" they received from warlord Mister Tony Blair was blood money from a criminal. "We just thought it was a charming present from an admirer", they'll say, although Mia Farrow will contradict this by suggesting she'd warned the Legion about the origins of the donation, and add she'd witnessed them being "flirtatious" with Mr Blair on a number of occasions.
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